Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Dessert

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No Bake Pumpkin Dessert – Deliciously creamy no bake pumpkin dessert layered with a cream cheese filling and pecan nut pie crust. Simple dessert recipe, perfect for Thanksgiving!

no bake pumpkin dessert with whipped cream and pecans on top in blue baking dish

Pumpkin spice is no stranger to popularity, and neither is a really good no bake dessert. Combine the two, and you’ve got a deliciously cold and creamy no bake pumpkin dessert that is, to put it simply, to die for.

Made with a nutty pie crust, homemade pumpkin purée, and a creamy layer of cream cheese lush, it’s just as dreamy as my favorite no bake blueberry dessert.

Like Strawberry Delight, this dessert is yet another twist on my mom’s recipe for her famous Cherry Crunch. I will definitely have to share the cherry version of this recipe someday soon.

plate of no bake pumpkin dessert, no bake pumpkin pie with cream cheese

While the pie crust does require bake time, the rest of this recipe is indeed no bake. And it’s actually really simple and easy to make, even though, like an icebox cake, it does require a bit of chill time before serving.

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If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously creamy no bake pumpkin dessert recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

No Bake Pumpkin Dessert layers in blue baking dish

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS NO BAKE PUMPKIN DESSERT

You’ll need just a few ingredients to make this no bake pumpkin pie absolutely delicious…

HOW TO MAKE THE 3-INGREDIENT PIE CRUST:

Making the pie crust is so simple and easy and requires just a few minutes of bake time.

pecan nut pie crust for no bake pumpkin dessert

First, melt the butter; then mix it together with the flour, forming a dough. Stir in the chopped pecans.

Press the crust into a 13″x9″ baking dish, and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes, or until the crust begins to turn a golden brown.

It’s important to let the crust cool before adding any filling.

layered no bake pumpkin dessert recipe in blue baking dish with chopped pecans on top

Here is the full recipe for a pecan nut pie crust. Or if you’d rather have a crust without nuts, you might want to try this more traditional pie crust recipe or this easy no roll pie crust.

WHY DO I NEED DREAM WHIP FOR THIS CREAM CHEESE DESSERT? WHY CAN’T I JUST USE PLAIN WHIPPED CREAM?

I’ve tried making the cream cheese filling with homemade whipped cream; for some reason, it just doesn’t work. In fact, you’ll end up with a liquid goop that just won’t work for pie filling.

So, I usually reserve my whipped cream for the top (or save back a little Dream Whip) and use Dream Whip for the filling, the same ingredient my mom uses in her Cherry Crunch.

Dream Whip layer in no bake pumpkin dessert recipe

Dream Whip creates an ultra creamy pie filling that’s silky smooth, a bit like angel fluff (hard to describe it any other way), and so creamy delicious. It’s hard to beat when it comes to making a really rich, creamy, no bake dessert.

WHAT IS IN PUMPKIN PIE SPICE ANYWAY?

Pumpkin pie spice is used more traditionally in classic pumpkin pie. But it’s used in a lot of other recipes, as well, including Pumpkin Roll and Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake.

So, what is in pumpkin pie spice? It’s a blend of spices, including ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; it may also include cloves and allspice.

pumpkin pie filling layer in no bake pumpkin dessert

It smells and tastes so good and adds that pumpkin spice kick to your favorite fall dessert recipes.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE A CREAMY NO BAKE PUMPKIN DESSERT

When you use Dream Whip, you’ll need to mix it up according to the package directions.

Mix together your whipped cream, powdered sugar, and softened cream cheese with a mixer.

Spread the creamy filling on top of your cooled pie crust. At this point, you need to save back about a cup of the Dream Whip to top off your pumpkin dessert later when you’ve finished making it.

For the pumpkin layer, mix together the pumpkin purée, vanilla pudding mixes, milk, and pumpkin pie spice, until you’ve got a creamy pumpkin pie filling. Add the pumpkin layer on top of the Dream Whip layer.

no bake pumpkin dessert with chopped pecans on top

Top the entire pumpkin dessert with the leftover cup of Dream Whip, and sprinkle chopped pecans on top.

And that’s it! This recipe is so easy. If you’re not quite ready to serve it, just cover it and chill in the refrigerator; and it’ll be ready when you are.

Personally, I think the colder it is, the better it tastes.

slice of no bake pumpkin dessert, no bake pumpkin pie with cream cheese on white plate

ANOTHER NO BAKE DESSERT RECIPE YOU MAY ENJOY:

Creamy No Bake Blueberry Dessert

MORE PUMPKIN DESSERT RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY:

Classic Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Roll

Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake

Deliciously Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

And if you’re looking for even more holiday recipes, you’ll find a whole slew of them on my list of Best Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Holiday Menu.

no bake pumpkin dessert layered in blue baking dish with pecans on top

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE A PUMPKIN NO BAKE DESSERT

13″x9″ Baking Dish – You’ll need this size baking dish for this recipe. I find myself using this size for so many recipes, not just desserts.

Mixer – You’ll need a mixer to mix together the ingredients for the creamy filling.

Spatula – Where would I be without my spatulas? I have a whole slew of them because we’re ALWAYS using them.

CREAMY NO BAKE PUMPKIN DESSERT RECIPE

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Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Dessert

Deliciously creamy no bake pumpkin dessert layered with a cream cheese filling and pecan nut pie crust. Simple dessert recipe, perfect for Thanksgiving!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Dessert, Holiday, Thanksgiving
Keyword cream cheese desserts, no bake, no bake pumpkin dessert, pumpkin dessert, pumpkin recipes, pumpkin spice recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 439 kcal
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Cream Cheese Filling:

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Filling:

Topping:

Instructions

  1. Mix the Dream Whip according to package directions, mixing the 2 small packets with the whole milk and vanilla extract.

  2. Mix together the Dream Whip whipped cream, powdered sugar, and softened cream cheese with a mixer.

  3. Spread about 3 cups of the creamy filling on top of your cooled pie crust in a 13″x9″ pan.*

  4. For the pumpkin layer, mix together the pumpkin purée, vanilla pudding mixes, whole milk, and pumpkin pie spice, until you’ve got a creamy pumpkin pie filling.

  5. Spread the pumpkin layer on top of the Dream Whip layer.

  6. Top the entire dessert with the leftover cup of Dream Whip, and sprinkle chopped pecans on top.
  7. And that’s it! This recipe is so easy. If you’re not quite ready to serve it, just cover it and chill it in the refrigerator; and it’ll be ready when you are.**

Recipe Notes

*Save back about 1 cup of the Dream Whip to top off your pumpkin dessert.

**Personally, I think the colder this no bake dessert is, the better it tastes.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 224mg10%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 4950IU99%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
creamy no bake pumpkin dessert recipe